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Wimbledon lifts ban on Russian & Belarusian players

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Russian and Belarusian players will be able to compete at Wimbledon this summer after the All England Club lifted the ban it imposed last year.
Ednews reports citing Sky Sport that the players will be able to feature this year "subject to competing as neutral athletes" and complying with certain conditions.
They were banned in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the support provided by Belarus.
Wimbledon starts this year on 3 July at the All England Club (AELTC).
"We continue to condemn totally Russia's illegal invasion and our wholehearted support remains with the people of Ukraine," said AELTC chairman Ian Hewitt.
"This was an incredibly difficult decision, not taken lightly or without a great deal of consideration for those who will be impacted."
The decision also covers other British events held in the run up to Wimbledon, most notably the tournaments at Queen's and Eastbourne.

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